Congress Program

Nathan Whitehead is an award-winning composer, arranger, and music producer for film, television, and video games. Best known for his score work for the blockbuster franchise The Purge and the Sony PlayStation video game Days Gone, his work spans genres from comedies like Keanu and Killing Hasselhoff to the action thrillers Beyond Skyline and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Nathan Whitehead, Helge Borgarts

David Housden is a BAFTA and Ivor Novello-nominated composer, best known for his collaborations with visionary game developer Mike Bithell on the BAFTA winning Thomas Was Alone and Volume.

Earlier this year, he received a pretigious Ivor Novello nomination for his work on the sci-fi narrative puzzler QUBE 2. His other current projects include Rare’s remake of the cult classic Battletoads (Xbox One), the award-winning narrative adventure Lost Words (PS4, Xbox One, Switch), and the atmospheric noir horror hit The Peterson Case (PS4, Xbox One).

David Housden, Helge Borgarts

Working at the forefront of a new wave of emerging artists, Nainita Desai has worked in British television for over two decades scoring countless BAFTA, Oscar and Emmy- acclaimed productions. She was highly praised for her score for the interactive video game Telling Lies and she won the prize for Best Original Music for a Video Game Trailer at the Music+Sound Awards 2019.
Nainita’s 2019 feature releases include For Sama which won 35 top prizes including Best Documentary Feature at SXSW and Cannes Film Festival.

Nainita Desai, Helge Borgarts

Nathan Whitehead is an award-winning composer, arranger, and music producer for film, television, and video games. Best known for his score work for the blockbuster franchise The Purge and the Sony PlayStation video game Days Gone, his work spans genres from comedies like Keanu and Killing Hasselhoff to the action thrillers Beyond Skyline and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Nathan Whitehead, Helge Borgarts

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Yati Durant

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Yati Durant

The banking thriller series “Bad Banks” (German Television Prize, Grimme Prize, among others) was produced by Studio Hamburg and was one of the first German series to be shown on Netflix and Hulu, as well as on ZDF and Arte.The music is part of the latest joint project of Kyan Byani and Martin Lutz.
Kyan Bayani is a composer and sound artist who studied at the University of the Arts Berlin and has composed music for a variety of projects including films, dance choreographies, theatre plays and TV series and documentaries. Martin Lutz is a composer and sound artist living and working in Berlin. He produced sound pieces for artists. dance companies, theatre and film productions in Europe, Inda, South-Korea, Mosambique and Australia.

This year’s HARPA award winner Gaute Storaas is one of the most experienced and acclaimed film composers of the Nordic countries. He was HARPA nominated three times of which he won two times: for ‘Elias and the Treasure of the Sea’ in 2011, and now once again for Colin Nutley's tv drama ‘Bröllup, begravning och dop’. In the last 20 years he has mainly written orchestral music for film and television, from animated films to dramas such as "The Last Sentence" or "A Man Named Ove".

The German-Brazilian composer and sound artist Verena Marisa will talk about her participation in already five "Tatort" episodes at SoundTrack_Cologne. Verena composed the music for award winning films (i.g. ‘Ich will dich‘, ‘Operation Zucker‘), was awarded the German Film Music Prize, amongst others, and is one of the few female theremin players. As a solo artist she performs at international festivals (Filmfest München, Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Überjazz Hamburg).
In addition to her panel Verena will give a live theremin lecture performance on Friday, October 16th. The occasion is the 100th birthday of the Theremin.

The Belgian historical-drama series “Thieves in the Woods” is the most opulent project of Belgian TV. Part of this success is also the music of the Belgian composer duo Svínhunder which consists of Hans Mullens and Michel Bisceglia.
Hans Mullens has been a professional musician, composer, arranger, sound designer and music programmer for over 30 years. He is affiliated with the international sound production company Sonhouse and has completed dozens of assignments for the post-production of films (including 'Cafard' and 'Il était une fois, une fois' ), TV series (including the six-part Swiss TV 'Quartier des Bancs' series), documentaries, animated series and advertising spots. Michel (Michelino) Bisceglia has been professionally active since 1989 as a musician in the arts sector. He has composed the music for several feature films, including ‘Blue Bird’ (Cannes Film Festival) and ‘Le Fidéle’ (Venice International Film Festival). His soundtrack for the film ‘Marina’ won a World Soundtrack Award in 2014.

Diego Baldenweg, zusammen mit Nora Baldenweg & Lionel Vincent Baldenweg, auch unter dem Namen GREAT GARBO bekannt, sind ein preisgekröntes Komponistentrio. Die Geschwister haben zusammen für mehr als 300 internationale Werbekampagnen Musik komponiert sowie für über 20 Spielfilme wie Die kleine Hexe, für den sie 2018 den Schweizer Filmmusikpreis gewannen, Head full of Honey (das amerikanische Remake von Til Schweigers „Honig im Kopf“) und den oscarnominierten Die Frau und der Schnellzug. Bei SoundTrack_Cologne sprechen sie aber vor allem über ihre Musik zur neuen ABC/Netflix-Sci Fi-Thriller-Serie The Unlisted, die im Herbst veröffentlicht wird. Zwei junge Zwillinge wollen darin ein mächtiges Unternehmen stoppen, das versucht, die Kontrolle über Jugendliche auf der ganzen Welt zu erlangen.

Foto: Muriel Hilti - Zürich Film Festival

Diego Baldenweg, Nora Baldenweg, Lionel Vincent Baldenweg, Hansjörg Kohli

Die Liste von Chad Hobsons Kompositionen für Film und TV ist lang: er komponierte u.a. für Streets of London - Tag der Vergeltung, Manchester: The Night of the Bomb und Dom Hemmingway, sowie für die mit dem BAFTA Award ausgezeichnete BBC-Serie Our War und The Paedophile Hunter. Bei SoundTrack_Cologne wird er in einer Case Study über den HBO-Dokumentarfilm Leaving Neverland sprechen, in dem mutmaßliche Missbrauchsopfer von Michael Jackson zu Wort kommen.

Chad Hobson, Thomas Mikusz

The Peer Raben Music Award is awarding a prize for the best music in a short film. Honoured will be a film score where the relationship between the narration and the music is innovative and dramaturgically striking. The prize is awarded in memory of the great German film composer Peer Raben.